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Mysterious Stories (1954) comic books

  • Issue #2
    Mysterious Stories (1954) 2
    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.
  • Issue #3
    Mysterious Stories (1954) 3
    • 3 1/2" Spine split from bottom. Cover detached. Staple added (not manufacturing).

    Cover pencils by George Woodbridge, inks by Angelo Torres. "Nightmare!", pencils by George Woodbridge, inks by Angelo Torres; Forty years after the Civil War, former soldier Dan McGraw is visited by the ghosts of his army buddies; He killed them so that he could keep a gold treasure all for himself. "The Elder Gods" text story. "Smart Soldiers Never Die!", inks by Hy Fleishman; Rookie soldier in Korea caught behind enemy lines is pulled through by veteran; Returning to camp, he learns that the veteran must have been a ghost, because he died yesterday. "Friends to the End!", art by A. C. Hollingsworth; Al is rescued from a tenement fire by the ghost of his war buddy Dave; Al once saved Dave's life, and now the debt is paid. "So You Want to Be a Witch?" text story. "King Midas," art by Hy Fleishman; Story of King Midas, pepped up with 1950s lingo; Because he cannot eat anymore (everything he touches turns to gold), Midas turns himself into the Statue of Liberty and is shipped to New York. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Mysterious Stories (1954) 4

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    "Dark Secret"; When Captain Blaine buys the model of a Phoenician sailing ship, he is drawn into a hallucination about the beautiful Nalina and the confrontation with evil sorcerer Zaro; Or is he? "Uncle Waldo" text story. "Magic Touch!", inks by Jack Abel; Lowly bank accountant Phil Connell discovers voodoo-like abilities; People get injured when he rips or damages photographs of them; Connell goes on a power trip and starts blackmailing his colleagues. "That's the Spirit!", art by A. C. Hollingsworth; The American Adam Palmer inherits an English castle, which is inhabited only by the odd custodian Webb and is haunted by the ghost of beautiful Maureen. "Still There Were More" text story. "Rumpelstiltskin"; The miller's daughter has to spin not gold, but marbles out of straw; The fairy tale has also been transported into old Egypt. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Mysterious Stories (1954) 5

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    Cover art by Cal Massey. "Dark Valley," art by Kurt Schaffenberger; A wanderer on the Scotch highlands comes upon festivities in a ghost village; He falls in love with a young woman and (though the apparition vanishes) longs for her ever since. "So Sew" text story. "The Last Deluge"; A man dreams about a new deluge hitting the world of today; All of earth is covered by water, even Mount Everest. "Magic"; The magician Bruce comes into possession of a book of magic and has to battle an evil rival in the "Land of Faerie" for it; He returns victorious, having also freed the beautiful Elaine out of the clutches of the hideous sorcerer. "A Cask of Water" text story. "Cinderoolala!", art by Richard Doxsee; Spoof on "Cinderella", wherein they don't live so happily ever after--because they use a giant shoe for housing. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Mysterious Stories (1954) 6
    • 4 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • 6 1/2" cumulative spine split, cover and centerfold detached at one staple.

    "Strangers in the Night"; Comic book artist Dan Wallace is confronted by the characters of the story he is drawing; They demand a happy ending instead of being kidnapped into outer space by Martians. "Grow a Crooked House" text story. "The Secret of the Sewer!"; The kind sewer worker Harvey Thomas finds a magic purse producing endless money; He indulges in a life of luxury and becomes a bitter and cruel man. "A Dog's Best Friend"; Satin, a seeing-eye dog, watches over blind Beth. In the course of the years, they each save the other's life. "Mystery of Forlorn Island" text story. "Goldy Lox and the Three Bears," art by Hy Fleishman; Goldy Lox, a traveling saleswoman, breaks into the house of the three bears; She uses her magic do-it-yourself-kits to transform them into humans, but ends up being a bear herself. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Mysterious Stories (1954) 7

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    Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger. "From Time to Time!", art by Hy Fleishman; With the help of a medium, Edan Lawrence travels back in time and is caught up in the Civil War; He manages to return to the present just seconds before facing a firing squad. "Sauce Vinaigrette" text story. "The Statues!"; When a museum is threatened to be closed down, the statues come to life and raise money by playing the stock market. "The Pipes of Pan"; The girl Alice is held like a captive by her governess Miss Stone; Greek god Pan comes to her help and introduces her to a world of music, dance and joy. "A Brush with Forever" text story. "The Boy Who Cried Wolf!", art by Hy Fleishman; When the boy who cries wolf all the time encounters invaders from mars—no one believes him! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.